KANA-BOON, Ryokuōshoku Shakai Perform My Hero Academia Anime's New Themes (Updated)

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
2nd half of 4th TV season features School Festival arc

This year's combined sixth and seventh issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed the new theme songs for the fourth season of the My Hero Academia television anime on Saturday. KANA-BOON are performing the new opening theme song "Star Marker," and Ryokuōshoku Shakai are performing the new ending song "Shout Baby." The songs will feature in the second half of the fourth season, which will focus on the School Festival arc that began in the manga's 19th volume.

The anime's website had also revealed a new visual for the current arc on December 28.

The season premiered in Japan on October 12. Funimation, Hulu, and Crunchyroll are streaming the season as it airs in Japan. The show premiered on Toonami on November 9. The season will have a total of 25 episodes (episodes 64 through 88 of the overall anime). The first half of the new season covers the manga's Hero Intern arc that began in the 14th volume.

Blue Encount (Banana Fish, Gintama 2015 and 2017) are performing the current opening theme song "Polaris," and Sayuri (ERASED, Golden Kamuy) is performing the current ending theme song "Kōkai no Uta" ("About a voyage").

My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising, the second film in the franchise, ranked at #3 in its opening weekend from December 21-22. The film opened on December 20 on 313 screens, and sold 224,000 tickets on Saturday-Sunday and earned 283 million yen (about US$2.59 million) on those two days. Funimation will screen the film in the United States and Canada in early 2020.

Sources: Weekly Shonen Jump issue 6/7, My Hero Academia anime's website

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